Monday, June 30, 2008

I spend a lot of time on the slides themselves to try to use simple imagery to explain somewhat complicated data

~ Tod

The Tod Maffin nobody knows


"Maffin writes a blog that is followed by thousands of people in the media, technology and business communities around the world."

~ Tod Maffin
June 30, 2008

Tod Maffin: The loneliness of the long winded loser

Poor Tod.
Spending his life's moments writing about Strombo and Richard Stursberg and so many others.
All people who work at the CBC and have a common thread.
Every one of them is more important than Tod Maffin.

Tod Maffin can't see the forest OR the trees

The caption reads ...

She's at Granville and Georgia, usually outside the London Drugs. Always with the same sign. She's been there more than a year...

Add a few Tod Facts ...

Tod lives at Granville and Georgia.
If he walks half a block from his front door, he's at London Drugs.
He's seen Molly every day, for a year!
He's even taken a picture of her.

But he has yet to ask her for her "story".

ADDENDUMB 5 minutes later

hey, I have an idea, Tod.
why don't you take that Hi-Def video camera of yours out of your ass and (after washing it) go and talk with her. Like, you know, have a real conversation with a real person.

You can asker her ...
can she read?
does she have relatives?
did she get her name from the Beachcombers?
does she miss not having television to watch while she's sitting there?
would she be interested in hearing Gomeshi if the CBC provided her with a wind-up radio?
what does she think of the internet?
does she think she has a future?

Sunday, June 29, 2008

George Stroumboulopoulos has been named "one of Canada's most influential futurists", by this blog., that's the television channel of the future.

~ George Stroumboulopoulos

Tod's evaluation?

Sure, it’d be nice to stream the whole network but I’m not sure the benefits outweigh the cost.

Best to write Audience Relations for a better answer.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Tod & Valerie - only adults

Tod Maffin made quite an impression on Valerie.

And now she's ... not exactly podcasting, but ...

You can decide for yourself


Wow, did the future ever catch up with Tod Maffin. And pass him by.

All people will Podcast.

And all people will listen to Podcasts.

~ Tod Maffin sees the future

Tod Maffin's friends are more interesting than Tod Maffin

The whole video can be seen here.
The guy really sticks it to people.
Pretty impressive actually.

Valerie In Toronto: "F*cking Tod Maffin"

Valerie has posted a "podcast".
She does a lot of blah blah blah (I'm quoting her), has a great personality, and nothing to say. For 56 minutes!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Picture of a small gathering of pathetic losers, and sure enough, Tod Maffin is right in the middle of them.

The attendees for a recent clambake of Podcasters Across Borders.
Podcasts have no borders, get it? And they bring medicine and treatment to nerd losers who think they're important but are in fact endowed with far less talent, or even point of view, than most people.
But, they are awesome in their own minds.

They are awesomely nerdy to everyone else.

They are lost, in part because they're following Tod.
They're hoping to get into radio, when Tod actually seems to be on his way out of radio.
And podcasting died a long time ago for Tod Maffin.

See, I told you they were losers.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

How soon is soon

I have serious doubts, that Tod Maffin will be back to normal any time soon.
He's openly declared that he suffers from an addiction.
And that can be quite a bit of a crutch to overcome.
Yet Tod has managed to make it pay, as well.
In fact, he's marketed it.
And now profits from it.

Saturday, June 14, 2008


what's in the bag, Tod?

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Tod, be sure to text me, when you drop dead

Of course, odds are you'll be dancing on my grave.
And truly, I wish only a happy and healthy life for fellow rebel, Tod Maffin.
Happiness that isn't propped up by chemical weirdness, and health that goes deeper than genes.

Because Tod and I have a very special relationship, and should any serious illness befall him, I'd be out a blog.
And more.
But mostly I'd be out a blog.

Tod's illness is part of his bullshit. And visa versa.
But that's just my opinion.

When Tod sees an opportunity to provoke sympathy for himself, it's a headline item in the Tod World. And that world includes a national broadcaster.

Tod will usually confine his whining about his aches and pains to his own dull, lifeless blog.
But this week he interrupted the program at insidecbc to announce that he had suffered a physical injury that kind of knocked the wind out of him momentarily, and that readers may have noticed ... that he's only typing with one hand! (what happened to his back-up man Gourbold?)
Why Tod saw fit to use a nationally funded blog to alert the world to his private life is just another day in the 24 hr cycle of plugging-Tod-Maffin.
It's unprofessional, and unnecessary. Oh yeah, and boring.

Whenever he pulls these stunts the results are predictable: "Get well soon" chant the fools who think Tod cares about them.
He doesn't. He only cares that they care about HIM, and I'm not talking about Jesus Christ.
This is all about Tod, Tod caring how many people care about him. And there'll never be enough, until he controls the universe.

Is Tod Maffin Crazy?

What do you think?

Tod Maffin and the CBC: A License To Suck

Tod Maffin has been jumping up and down with EXCLUSIVE news about the new iPhone.
He called Rogers' PR Dept. to get trivial bits of info that anyone could have guessed already.

But it makes you wonder if he called them and identified himself as a reporter for the CBC in order to claim "authority", even though the information ends up largely on his own blog.
It's typical of Tod to use his association with the CBC to further his own agenda.

But Tod only works part-time with the CBC, making just a few hundred dollars a month.
His main gig is speaking engagements, which earn several thousands a month.
His newest performance piece is titled "Taking Crazy Back".

Monday, June 9, 2008

Somebody get me a live blog. STAT !

Western Workplace Health 2008: Mental Health Productivity and Performance

Tod Maffin, CBC Broadcaster and Social Media Strategist, Tod Maffin Inc., will share his struggle with mental illness and the lessons he learned about being successful in today's stressful business environment during his presentation Taking Crazy Back, at 8:45 a.m. Thursday

Where: The Coast Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre, 1316 33 Street NE,
When: Wednesday, June 11 and Thursday, June 12, 2008

Tod Maffin Is The Proof ... that you can be successful, influential, AND mentally ill.

Could the same be applied to Bill O'Rielly and Pat Robertson?

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Tod Maffin at other than 7 AM

one of very few speakers capable of bringing an audience to their feet in a standing ovation at 7am
~ the Lavin Agency

here we get to share in the Tod Maffin Experience, as he finally turns off the tap on his drivel to an appreciative, bloated, mind-numbed audience half asleep in their company jobs glad to be anywhere but at work

god, this enclosed space of a hotel ballroom is becoming suffocating, I can smell the sour stench of alcohol and body odor ...
and why do I feel so useless sitting here wondering what this jerk-off is talking about instead of yanking him by the ear out behind the woodshed and telling him to cut the bullshit

like saying that he realized that people weren't after "balance", they were after what balance could give them
yeah, like I'm not after money, I'm after what money can give me

what a fucking retard

Tod Maffin Has Hired 500 Monkeys With Typewriters To Write About Him On The Web

And their blog actually makes more sense than his own.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Monday, June 2, 2008

New Tod Maffin Powerpoint: "How I Turned Mental Illness Into Cash"

And it's worked several times already.

Tod Maffin: Future ... Politician?

He's well on his way ...

promising one thing, and doing another

my commitment to you is to clearly indicate when the content came from another source

~Le Tod

Tod Maffin: More powerful than the CBC

Tod Maffin IS the CBC.
And yet, in truth, not at all.

On his fake blog,, Tod often refers to the CBC as "WE", but he's in no way part of management.
Was he not locked out from the workplace like everyone else in the union?
So what does he mean "we"?

Tod likes to have people think that he embodies the country's national broadcaster, while at the same time claiming that he's allowed to speak freely in public, even critically of his employer.
He apparently has a totally unique position in the scheme of things.
Kind of like sitting on the fence, pretending to have the best of both worlds.

What's your problem?

Tod Maffin's version of absolute power.
I wrote a comment at a famous blog.
Tod didn't like it, and took the intial steps of legal action to have it removed.
He was successful.

It made me an unhappy camper.
And I happen to really like it here.

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